Movies like David Copperfield 1970

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David Copperfield (1970)
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David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters are all trotted out in choppy flashbacks as David remembers his life as a young orphan, brought to London and passed around from relatives, to guardians, to boarding school.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: orphan, coming of age, youth, family relations, rich and poor, destiny, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, family problems, society, child in peril, disagreement, young heroes, boarding school life, down on your luck, power relations, boarding school, compassion, survivor, husband wife relationship, loss of wife, child's point of view, stillborn child, affection, oppression ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about society, family relations, youth, coming of age, orphan, power relations and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like David Copperfield: Great Expectations (1974), Oliver Twist (1999), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), Great Expectations (1999), Boy Called Twist (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Great Expectations (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: rich and poor, generosity, power relations, family relations, boarding school life, destiny, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, haunted by the past, obsession, humble ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england
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95%
David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, friendship, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, young heroes, rich and poor, survival, child as adult, adulthood, society, boarding school ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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94%
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: emotional, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, society, young heroes, coming of age, youth, child in peril, rich and poor, social differences, kidnapping, down on your luck, confined ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Style: atmospheric, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, power relations, manic, step parent, adulthood, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, friendship, dysfunctional family, rich and poor, family in danger, boarding school life, injustice, power relations, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: serious, uplifting, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, dysfunctional family, social differences, injustice, family relations, society, youth, rivalry, siblings relations, social decay, power relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating, semi serious
Plot: aunt, orphan, poverty, betrayal, friendship, society, child's point of view, survivor, guardian, maturation, social differences, boarding school life ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, society, rise to the top, romance, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, parents and children, couples ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Boy Called Twist (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Dickens' classic story. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, danger, orphan, society, youth, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, biting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, coming of age, youth, social decay, down on your luck, friendship, society, injustice, family relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Little Men (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, two street kids from Boston find themselves at Plumfield, a rural boarding school run by Jo and her husband -- and they soon learn academic and life lessons they won't ever forget.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: boarding school, orphan, family relations, society, youth, school, family life, power relations, kids in trouble, boarding school life, homelessness, smoking ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 388
Zelly and Me (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young orphan who lives with her grandmother in a large Virginian home infatuates herself with the voices of Joan d'Arc. Her French nanny seeks out the help of a rich suitor to take her and the orphan away when she realizes that the ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Plot: family relations, nanny, betrayal, orphan, coming of age, bittersweet, power relations, family problems, rich and poor, family life, adoption, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: virginia, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 574
Silas Marner (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adaption of George Eliot's novel. When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.
Style: atmospheric, touching, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: village, adoption, power relations, family relations, dishonesty, society, rivalry, orphan, hopes, family life, self discovery, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 630
Abel's Field (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) is a high school senior with an especially full plate. Not only must he navigate the usual social and academic pitfalls of high school, but he has to contend with his young twin sisters, serving as de facto parent in the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, school, absent father, fight, responsibility, belief in god, down on your luck, siblings relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, lifestyle, misfit, hardcase students, dedicated educator, power relations, teenage life, teachers and students, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aged eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family life, adoption, family relations, hopes, society, youth, parents and children, destiny, rich and poor, class differences, family reunited, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 3K
Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, thief, social decay, friendship, street kid, injustice, society, danger, life is a bitch, youth, theft, child abuse ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: social differences, teaching the ways of the world, master and servant, society, youth, estate, power relations, strong female presence, country girl, family relations, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, single parent, youth, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, alcohol abuse, society, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, humorous, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, family problems, family in crisis, kids in trouble, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel. At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realising his ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, tragic hero, social relations, rise and fall, betrayal, society, buried truth, family problems, dishonesty
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 490
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, hopes, society, life is a bitch, rich and poor, adoption, religions or cults, christian, pursuit, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 3K
Jane Eyre (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem ...
Style: gothic, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: french, couples, society, youth, fall in love, estate, family relations, shyness, haunted by the past, couple relations, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 140
Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, bleak
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, youth, family problems, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, siblings relations, power relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, benefactor, romance, youth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, destiny, human nature, friends, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, search, girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 1K
Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, workplace, society, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American ...
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, coming of age, immigrants, family life, down on your luck, family in crisis, youth, romance, ambition, society, life is a bitch, sport ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%